I enjoy TCPL’s collection of ‘adult picture books’– those coffee table and oversize books for adult audiences that the library occasionally purchases. They are great reading when you need visual stimulation, as they are often full of remarkable art/photography and most are amenable to being read/browsed in small bites. I used several recently with and for a family member recovering from surgery.
Clint: a retrospective by Richard Schickel (791.43 E13S) is one that I recently enjoyed. What an amazing life actor/director/politician Clint Eastwood has had! This book, and accompanying 20 minute DVD, follows the actor/director from Revenge of the Creature and Rawhide to Invictus. Every second page is a full-page color image. These are iconic moments in 20th century cinema…and American popular culture. Schickel relays Eastwood’s own comments throughout the book and it opens with an introduction by Eastwood. Wonderful preparation for dipping into the library’s DVD collection and hosting your own Eastwood film festival.